PFA imposes hefty fines on eateries

By Our Correspondent
October 04, 2022

LAHORE:Punjab Food Authority (PFA) during an inspection drive has imposed emergency prohibition orders (EPOs) on two food points until the rectification and imposed hefty fines on three eateries over violations at Sukheki Service Area and Sial Mor Motorway on Monday.

PFA DG Mudassar Riaz Malik also visited different food points to check the food quality and the performance of field teams. The purpose of these inspections was to ensure the availability of healthy and safe food for the commuters. The authority has examined the kitchens, production areas and other parts of the food outlets.

PFA DG said the food authority took action against both units due to using polluted water, poor storage system and worst condition of hygiene. Apart from that, the team witnessed an abundance of insects, rodents and cockroaches in the kitchen area.

Further, food safety teams punished three food points with hefty fines over non-compliance with the authority instructions. He said that continuous checking schedule of food points on motorway service areas has been given to the teams to bring improvement in the quality of food for customers.

PFA DG said that indiscriminate operation would continue against substandard food points and the mafia involved in food adulteration would face stern action. ACE offices hold open courts: Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) Punjab will hold open courts across Punjab on Tuesday (today).

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